What Might Have Been
From prosecutor Robert Jackson’s Opening Statement at the Nuremberg trials:
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.
No brave tribute to reason when it came to Osama bin Laden. America is still using its lizard brain, too terrorized to be able to comprehend the idea of impartial justice – even the Harvard Law graduates, apparently.